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Black History Month-themed Library event features Southside Soul Kings

By Josh Bootsma

LANSING, Ill. (February 15, 2023) – The Lansing Public Library’s “Library @ Nite” series will include a Black History Month-themed event featuring food and music that will take place on Friday, February 24.

The highlight of the evening, which starts at 6:30 p.m., will be a performance by South Side Soul Kings, a high-energy band that plays blues, soul, R&B, and rock music. The band finds its musical influences in BB King, The Temptations, the Doobie Brothers, and Santana.

Andrew Harootunian, Community Outreach Coordinator at the Lansing Library, said the performance will be ongoing throughout the night, and attendees are invited to mingle and eat in a casual setting.

“[We want to] bring more people in so they can enjoy the music and get some tasty food with their friends and family,” he said.

This combination of music, food, and friendly fellowship makes an ideal event for Black History Month, he said.

Lansing restaurant Dixie Kitchen will be providing the food, and features soul and cajun food on its menu.

The show starts at 6:30 p.m. on the Library stage, and is free to the public. The Lansing Library is located at 2750 Indiana Avenue.

As part of Black History Month, the Library will also host a viewing of the movie Till on February 24 at 10 a.m., as well as a visual presentation by Lillian Holden on the African American Heritage Water Trail — an event that takes place on February 27 at 6 p.m.

Josh Bootsma
Josh Bootsma
Josh is Managing Editor at The Lansing Journal and believes in the power and purpose of community news. He covers any local topics—from village government to theatre, from business openings to migratory birds.